Megan Stoneberg, LCSW
Megan Stoneberg, LCSW, has unique experiences working at a Developmental Pre-School as a teacher, working as a Victim Witness Coordinator, working as a counselor at a Children’s Mental Health Clinic, working as a Medical Social Worker at a Cancer Center and working as a trained Forensic Interviewer for children that have been maltreated. Megan’s extensive experiences have contributed greatly to her knowledge and passion for working with children, teens, and adults learning to cope with symptoms related to traumatic events that have occurred in their lives.
Megan received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho in Child Development/Family Relations. She went on to obtain her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Denver.
Megan’s approach to therapy is, first and foremost, about the relationship between the therapist and client. Acceptance, compassion, and respect are the building blocks of a therapeutic relationship. Megan believes in developing a trusting, accepting, and empathetic relationship in order to help the client build trust, optimism, and self-esteem.
Megan specializes in helping individuals with issues related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss, behavior problems, improving their communication, healing hurt and anger, coping with traumatic events, and helping clients with identifying their strengths and working toward their personal and professional goals.
Megan is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and she is one of the first in the Boise area to be nationally certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). This treatment model is the most highly effective and evidenced-based intervention in helping individuals with symptoms related to trauma. In addition to improving PTSD symptoms, TF-CBT results in improvements in: Depression, Anxiety, Behavior Problems, Sexualized Behaviors, Trauma related Shame, and Interpersonal Trust.